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Woman files suit against Loyola University after fall, alleges negligence caused injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 17, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A New Jersey woman claims that she fell from some steps while visiting a university and was injured.

Maureen Peterson filed a suit against Loyola University New Orleans, HUB International Texas, the Hymn Society in the U.S. & Canada, United Educators, and the Hartford Insurance Group in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on July 15.

According to the claim, the plaintiff was visiting the Loyola campus on July 15, 2015, when the incident occurred. The suit states that while the plaintiff was walking from one location to another on the campus, she was caused to slip and fall on unmarked steps. The suit also states that the fall caused the plaintiff injuries to her arm, elbow and foot, and that the fall was due to the color of the steps, which allegedly was caused the decline to be unrecognizable.

The defendants are accused of negligence through failing to provide a safe environment for visitors, failing to clearly mark the steps and overall negligence through failing to take reasonable care.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. She is represented by Lena Rachal Hinton of New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Tiffany G. Chase.

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 16-7058

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